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to a part of the airport which is very much out of public sight where the ntsb will continue to look at it. and we also know that the pilots association is very unhappy with the ntsb feeling that they've talked way too much and that -- have in effect besmirched the pilots which is not the role of the ntsb but the role is to talk about all the facts they know as soon as they know. >> let's talk about what the ntsb has revealed, a flurry of findings this week. what were some of the biggest developments about how the accident happened and how the response was handled? >> well, we know that the airplane was flying too low and too slow. there were three extraordinarily experienced pilots up there. these are people that are well trained. the gentleman that was actually involved in the crash, the pilot in command, had flown 747s extensively. this gentleman had landed at san francisco before and other types of aircraft and it just appears as though between the three of them they could not figure out that the air speed was becoming dangerously slow and that's how many of these accidents happened. w
of victims in serious condition and they will give us more information. what is interesting the ntsb gave us a time line of the last seven seconds of the crash. the crew anyhow they were going too slow and low. there were a number of indication and tried to abort the landing, the landing gear hit the jetty. and we had a tail section that broke off and the video that continues to come in from amateur videos from cell phones and other ways and means and she a dramatic slamming down and bouncing of the jet. it is amazing that it stayed together. we get first responder stories and everything from two of those inflatable slides that you see on the seat back if you look at the security card. two of those inflated inside of the jet and they had to use an a x to free the people underthem. and exacto comboifs used to cut people out. and so these stories continue to come out. we'll hear about that in the next hour and half. we'll update the conditions. this investigation continues to go forward. they are getting a lot of information. that runway where the fuselage sits is still there. the planes a arr
i will tell you is that the ntsb conducts very thorough investigations. we will not reach a determination of probable cause in the first few days that we are on an accident scene. we want to make sure that we gatherer all of the perishable evidence and the facts. we have just been here for a few hours, not even a full day yet. we have preliminary information but we have a lot more work to do. we need to interview the crews and the first responders. we need to validate the raw data on the flight data recorder as well as on air traffic tapes. we'll be working to do that. >> steve gregory. can you tell us and characterize again at what point did something seem to go wrong? did it seem to go wrong from the data recorderer or from the voice recorder? where did the discrepancy enter first? >> from the information that we have on the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder where did things begin to go wrong and which one occurred first? what we need to do is corroborate the information on both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder to overlay that wit
of flight 214 as it crashed landed at sfo. kpix 5's len ramirez in south san francisco and the ntsb briefed us again on the very latest today. len, what did you learn? >> reporter: allen, much of what we learned today focused on the activities of the flight attendants right after the crash. we just heard there was some heroism but there was also some confusion, as well. in the aftermath of the crash of asiana flight 214, flight attendants did not immediately start an evacuation of passengers. ntsb investigators said flight attendants told them they weren't sure what they should do. >> after the aircraft came to a stop, the cabin manager who was seated in 1l asked the flight attendant seated with her in that area to go to the flight deck and ask the flight crew what to do. the specific interest was should we evacuate? should we begin an evacuation? >> reporter: the answer that came back from the pilots was, no. >> the flight crew told the flight attendant not to initiate an evacuation. they were communicating with the tower about the emergency. the lead or the cabin manager made an announcem
out more about that. in the meantime, ntsb still trying to find physical clues here as to what went wrong. two people died, more than 180 were injured on saturday after this plane asiana flight 214 crashed upon landing here at sfo. yesterday there was a visit from two of our congressional delegates here at the site, nancy pelosi and jackie speier. they say the carnage that exists here on the fuselage is horrific. they are praising the ntsb and first responders for their dealings with the crash thus far. >> thank god that fewer lives that more lives were not lost. so sad for those that were. just how fragile life is and here's this plane that came down in san francisco. >> i have had much too much experience unfortunately having to deal with explosions in san bruno and now this is at the airport and the ntsb has just shown that they are an incredible partner. >> reporter: now, the plan was for the ntsb to cut up and store the remainder of the plane's fuselage in a secure location here in the bay area and then the feds were going to save some of the pieces to be taken to washington, d
in time there is no indication of terrorism involved the fbi will be work closely with the ntsb. >> witnesses say that the tail of the asiana jetliner hit the seawall at the start of the runway and snapped off. >> this is the runway, it came in like this. and i was just watching the wheeling and it just hit like this and whole thing collapsed immediately. >> good evening, i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. the chair of the national transportation safety board is expected to arrive foyt to head up the investigation on the deadly crash at sfo. the asiana passenger jet came had in to land at sfo, it was 11:2 this morning. witnesses say the plane hit tail-first just yards short of runway 28l. the plane eventually came to a rest on the grass and dirt on the side of the runway and caught fire. passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides. >> most of the 307 people on board made it off okay. there were 291 passengers, and 16 crew members. two people are confirmed dead. they were both chinese passport holders according to south korean officials. a total of 182
is here with the ntsb interview. >> welcome for talking to us and we curious to know what you will do today at far as the investigation. any idea when you get the wreckage out of there and open up the runway? >> our teams will continue their work. it is the third day on the scene with more interviews. we wanted to interview the four crew members on the flight deck. we interviewed two of them yesterday. we hope to complete the interviews today. we are also going to interview airport personnel with respect to the emergency response to the cabin crew we hope to talk about evacuation and slide deployment and doors. our team that is on the groundworking to clear the runway as fast as possible. we finishing up with the documentation from the seawall and we have g.p.s. location of the debris and then move on to the aircraft. >> rough timeline on when the runway will re-open? days in weeks? months? >> certainly talking days, hopefully not talks weeks, plural, but our folks feed to do the work and the salvage operation will be significant. that is a huge structure. we need to remove it, really
. the signature alert -- the signature alert was canceled. in the last hour you heard from ntsb chairwoman on the use a morning news and amy hollyfield joins us from san francisco. amy, what does she reveal? >> i asked about the progress of the investigation. they have a lot to do. they released this video from the runway. it proves it: all that debris still needs to be cleaned up they have to move the airplane and it lookings like that may not be moved as quickly as they would have liked. she also revealed more detail of the investigation, and has done that each day this week and she says putting all the information out there to the public is having an impact. >> i have been approached at the airport by flight crews, attendants about what we are doing. it make them think twice when they are coming in here about safety. if we can get everyone to be more vigilant and focus and make sure another crew doesn't have an airspeed that is incorrect on arope. that is good. >> investigators have finished interviewing the pilots and say that the interviews were revealing. the pilots said they though
on the new information released by the ntsb on flight 214. >> 70 chinese students finally got to see san francisco last night. these are pictures from the dinner they attended at the chinese consulate in san francisco, students posted them on chinese social media and the counsel general encouraged the students to be brave and offered continued support. he arranged for students to have video conversations with families back home and gave them each a san francisco t-shirt. one student described the meal as a much needed state of home and sent me a message this morning saying and i quote, "san francisco is a great city." >> the first public appearance for flight attendant would survived the crash was too emotional for most of them to speak. six of the 12 faced dogs of cameras and reports at the international terminal. two burst into tears. though were escorted back out after only one spoke. a translator who did not offer her name said it was too much for them to handle. >> it was very emotional event for the people who are here right now. their co-workers are still hospitalized. the lead fl
briefing from the ntsb we learn sod far there's no indication of mechanical problems with that plane and that mistears light reported by the pilot flying the plane was not seen by the other pilots in the cockpit. >> what caused the flight 214 to crash is unknown. one report that the pilot told investigators he saw a bright light ahead of the plane before landing seemed to be down played by the pilot himself. >> he stated he did not think the light affected his vision because he could see the flight control instruments. >> reporter: the ntsb chairwoman sus the light was not discussed among the crew according to the voice recorder. what was reported was details of the approach with several mentions of the plane being above or below the path. the pilot said little about the speed of the aircraft until seconds before the impact. >> 500 feet landing checklist is completed. there's no mention of speed until 9 seconds before impact when they're at 100 feet. >> the ntsb showed this photo of a burned out section in the front of the plane. the firefighter said this looked pristine before the f
to buckle. >> reporter: the ntsb will be there to observe while the clean up is under way. once the plane is moved -- >> the land right underneath it will have spilled jet fuel, other types of hazardous materials. >> reporter: along with clean up the fa's navigational lights and tarmac will need to be replaced. crew will need to repair the sea wall that was damaged in the impact. and they will also need to repaint the runway markings and the runway itself will need to be repaved. requiring 500-tons of asphalt. >> you can see the inspection of vehicles down there and the plane is still there, it hasn't moved. >> reporter: the airport has operated with three runways since the crash. >> we're averaging 45 minute delays and every day we've seen 100 to 200 plane cancellations. >> we were delayed five days and you know, i'm sure it was an inconvenience for a lot of folks but i think that the thought that we had was mostly with the families that were impacted by e tragedy. >> reporter: back here live, you can see some of those cranes in place. they are planning to start repaving a section of the
down in washington, d.c. area. the ntsb is set to hold a briefing from that location in just a couple of minutes. >> n.t.s.b. will be running the investigation and it will be critical to find out exactly what happened to the boeing 777 that went down on landing at san francisco international airport today. >> arthel: was coming in from seoul. a ten hour 23 minute flight there. we are reporting specifics in numbers. very early in the reporting here. they don't know. we're waiting to find out what is happening now. we can tell you about san francisco airport. as you probably know from flying out of there, approximately 13 miles south of the city. it covers some five square miles. it is the tenth busiest airport in the u.s. and 25th busiest in the world handling over a half million passengers each week. the airport itself averages over 1,000 flights per day. it is the international terminal. it's also the largest terminal in north america. we are looking at pictures of the schematic of the airport and on the left you are looking at the crash scene. that is the flight 214 which was suppos
, and the ntsb leadership en route to san francisco right now. their job, find out the cause of that crash and prevent it from happening again. of course. and some friends and family of passengers on flight 214 saw the plane crash and afterward could only wait to learn the fate of their loved ones. unis was among them. her father was on that plane and took this incredible photo. and she joins me now from san francisco. how is your father? >> hi, don. he's fine. i actually lost contact with him after several hours of getting those photos, and he just texted me and i just arrived at the airport. >> so he just texted you. he's okay. i would imagine his phone, the battery may have died. is that one reason you lost touch with him? >> i don't know. i'm assuming. he has an iphone and for a couple hours i wasn't able to imessage him which told me his phone might have died or he might have been disconnected. >> yeah. was he injured at all? >> you know what, to tell you the truth, i don't know. like i said, he's very a usually articulate man. he's very detailed. you know. even over text. but he's be
. the next step is a joint press conference with the ntsb tomorrow morning at a time and location to be announced. [overlapping speakers >>> okay. we have been watching a life press conference at sfo just updating us on the situation of the airline crash that happened earlier today. probably the most important information to come of this is that all people are now accounted for. there was one person unaccounted for. but they have been able to identify that person. so, a lot of kudos going around to the 225 first responders and people who helped in this situation. >> the last comment by the chief, unbelievable. you know, he said verbatim, the crews were heroic and in some cases literally cutting people out of their seat belts in the plane. that's just amazing. >> one interesting fact as well, of the two confirmed deaths that they did find them outside the aircraft. so i don't know what you make of that, how they got out there, whether -- again, they were also referring to people maybe trying to go into the water to -- >> correct. to put fires out. >> the fire department said upon a
killing two people, critically injuring dozens more. the ntsb has arrived and we have the latest. >>> it's considered one of the safest airlines in the world and chances are you've flown on one. what do we know and more importantly, how did passengers escape. we'll have details. >> passengers are sharing their stories of survival with us. >> for myself, i was hurting but not too bad. i opened the door. >> straight ahead, eyewitnesses share what they saw. more on that. "fox & friends" begins right now. everyone. we begin today with a news alert. we're following the horror on the runway in san francisco asiana airlines flight carrying 307 people crash landed. >> this morning two people from china are dead, 182 hurt, several in critical condition in area hospitals. the crash was witnessed by people all around the san francisco bay. >> the minutes that followed that crash were chaotic and frantic, as you can imagine. firefighters rush to the scene and passengers and witnesses describe the terrifying moment. >> international airport on a plane 777. >> we've got a large plane well involved in
. n-t-s-b investigators say the crash wreckage and debris is still visible on the runway 28 and will not be removed until a team completes its investigation into the deadly crash. there is no estimated time for its reopening. passengers affected by the flight delays and cancellations were advised to contact airline companies for information. stay with kron four as we continue to bring you the latest information with the deadly plane crash at s-f-o. we'll bring that to you live on our 24-seven bay area news channel, comcast 193. we'll also be updating our website, kron-four-dot-com, as well as our facebook and twitter pages. the new eastern span of the bay bridge will *not open as scheduled. on labor day weekend. this comes after problems with seismic bolts on the bridge. the delayed opening of the bay bridge has caused some concern for bay area residents. the toll bridge program oversite committee says, in addition to extending the completion date to december just prior to opening. a full 4-day closure of the bay bridge will take place. in order to transition span to the ne
214 including what's about to happen to the wreckage. but first, the ntsb said today the fire that engulfed the plane as passengers ran to safety could have been much worse. we also learned more about that bright flash of light the pilot reported seeing on final approach. perhaps most significantly len ramirez tells us at this point it seems like all the equipment used to assist the pilots in landing was functioning normally. len. >> reporter: elizabeth, you rarely hear plane crash investigators talk about things that are on the flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder this soon after a crash. that is usually months down the road but that's what we heard today and the indications are pointing away from anything wrong with the aircraft. ntsb investigators have completed a preliminary analysis of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder recovered from asiana flight 214. the data indicates all systems were go for what should have been a routine landing. >> the engines and the flight control services appeared to be responding as expected to control input. ther
. >> one of our investigative reporters has covered the faa in depth the last 30 years, also the ntsb. you said this is all happening in real-time. the investigation is continuing. moments ago you said the time line, they might know what that in the next 48 hours. they might not reveal it to us. >> they might not share it with us. but they are that good. >> a year from now perhaps we'll get some definitive answers publicly. >> that's exactly right. we can tell you about this particular aircraft. it went into service in february of 2006. it is owned and run by asiana airlines as we would expect. it does hold up to 400 passengers. we understand there were 291 passengers plus the 16 on board. it has flown around the world several time. there have been no incidents. it has had a regular maintenance schedule so everything has worked on this plane. we can also talk about, it has been, they call it fly-by wire. when the pilot moves the controls, there is a radio signal that essentially moves the airlines or changes the pitch of the airplane. so those are all going to be part of the data recorder
because the debris from the plane is still on the ground because they're waiting for the ntsb folks, who should be there right now. they had planned to arrive in san francisco from lax. and around 5:00 this afternoon. >> so they should be there. we talk about the safety of the boeing 777 and the safety relatively speaking at san francisco international airport. we should also point out that's carrier, asiana airlines, has an excellent safety record since the company was formed. >> uh-huh. it began flying in 1988. named airline of the year from 2009 to 2011. they have received a five-star airline ranking for four consecutive years so that speaks volumes. the airline serves nearly 15 million passengers annual low through 89 airports and 23 countries. >> the plane involved in the incident it a boeing 777-200, delivered new seven years ago. >> the plane seats 310 passengers in economy and business class. the 777 line is considered, as we have been talking about to be a very safe airline. only one major accident involving this teen of plane, and eric told us this, british airways jet crashed
at sfo. let's go to that now. >> thank you. at this time we continue towork with the ntsb on determining the exact cause of the incident. there's currently and continues to be no indication that terrorism or any criminal act contributed to the enaccident. we are -- incident. we are offering all resources necessary to help with the event. we continue to keep the flight's passenger, crew and their loved ones in our thoughts. thank you. >> i just want to finish by talking a little bit about the is that which is of the airport at -- status of the airport as a whole. as i mentioned we have a total of four runways at sfo and we reopened two of the four runways and we are operating limited arrivals and departures at sfo. currently. we would recommend for unipathiers that are traveling through sfo to check with the airline for the status of their flight before coming out to the airport today. thank you very much for coming. our next briefing will be held at 7:30 tonight inspect same location. -- in the same location. thank you. >> we just got the updates from both sf general and sfo about the la
didn't, then we have a smoking gun. >> john, the ntsb has obviously doing some enormous things over the year to make air travel safer. is this the finest organization of its kind in the world? >> yes, but i would say we've got other equally fine organizations that have grown up in the stead of ntsb, learning from them. they all keep in touch with each other. the australians have a superb latif organization, the europeans, certain countries do, but ours have pretty much led the way. i don't want to be overly complimentary. the ntsb was the organization that bakley said we get rid of any consideration of blame. we need to find the facts, lay them out, find out how the causal chain occurred, never just one cause, and any cause that we find, a contributory cause can become part of anof ws it. that methodology is now being used in all sort of industries, and even to a mior extent, even in medicine to get to the heart of problems there. >> there were over 300 people on the plane. the authorities isolated the survivors, kept them away from the media. what is the role of the passengers in t
, july 8th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. while, the ntsb is piecing together the final few seconds of the airplane crash at san francisco airport. the asiana flight crashed as it tried to land on saturday. cnn aired this video of the plane hitting the runway. a spokeswoman for the airlines says the pilot at the control had only 43 hours' experience flying a 777 boeing and the ntsb says it was flying too low and 20 knots lower than its landing speed. 357 were on board but only two were killed. melanie woodrow is there this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. ntsb made a critical discovery during the final seconds of this flight. it's helping them determine what may have caused the crash. investigators from the national transportation safety board combed through the wreck raj of the asiana flight. they say the tail was coming in too low when it hit the rocky seawall of the runway. an analysis of the flight data recorder shows the pilot tried to speed up, but it was too late. >> they called to initiate a go-around occurred 1.5
deteriorated and why they did not catch it. >> and kron four speaks with n-t-s-b this morning, we'll have more on what they are saying about the investigation. >> we are waking up to gray skies again. it is very cloudy over the golden gate bridge. take a look at the afternoon high. let inland spots will climb to the mid 90's. we are holding on to pretty comfortable conditions and by 8:00 p.m. tonight. you concede that the player is still in pact. we are seeing limited visibility. again, it is a very gray start. sunshine into afternoon and i will walk you through storm tracker 4 in my next report. >> chp is incident. and we are hot spot. . and the westbound ride is already back up to the 880 over crossing and we're looking at a 14 to 16 minute drive time for the bay bridge. you're commuting around the bay bridge has only the slow traffic on interstate 580 and on highway 4. >> federal investigators are expected to return to the scene today of the wreckage of asiana flight 214 at s- f-o. here is the latest: american and south korea investigators today are questioning two of the four pilots of the
♪ >>> right now at 11:00, we are just hours away from the next update from the ntsb on that asiana air crash investigation. meantime, the wreckage still out on the runway at sfo. you will notice that there are garbage bins now at that scene out there. they are there to help investigators put excess fuel and retardant away. for the record this marks the very first sight of cleanup since saturday's deadly crash. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> good morning, i'm marla tellez. >>> we continue our coverage of the asiana airlines crash at sf would. bay area's bob redell. he joins us live from sf hospital where the airline president is expected to meet withtivictims. i imagine it is a tense situation. >> reporter: good morning, jon and marla. we are waiting for the ceo of asiana airlines to arrive here. our understanding, planes to meet with the victims of saturday's crash of flight 214. also, new information about the pilots involved in that crash. turns out they were not drug or alcohol tested after the accident. the ntsb tells us this morning that they would
tonight. ntsb hopes to have it done within 24 hours. but lights will need repairs. there were three flight attendants not two as thought ejected from the plane. >> so there are questions in final moments of the flight. abc 7 news is live in south san francisco tonight with the latest from the ntsb. >> the ntsb chairman briefed us here at the conference room at the holiday inn and told us about the pilot history. the pilots were apparently well rested with eight hours sleep night before but there are still many unanswered questions. investigators trying to understand why the systems that control speeds were set in multiple moments just before landing. the chairman told reporters those systems and modern planes are sophisticate td in triple 7s. she said pilots are responsible for the planes reform yens. >> there are two pilots. in the cockpit for a reason. they're there to fly, to navigate, communicate. and if they're using auto maigs a key is to monday tear investigators djrñedded six of the 12 cabin attendants. the lead gave the ntsb this account of the conversation with a pilot im
field. >> ntsb held a final san francisco briefing on this today and revealed more information from the plane's voice and data recorders we know what the plane was doing in those final moments. heather? >> both english and korean speakers have been transcribing the cockpit voice recorder. we know the auto mated system warned the pilot of the plane about to stall at four seconds prior tomorrow pact. we know at the next second one pilot first called to abort the landing. >> now, that investigators in washington had more time to listen to the cockpit voice recordings they added more detail to the nine seconds of the flight. rather than just one call for a go aaround there were two. they came seconds after the voice recorder shows the pilot first noticed speed had fallen this, was at 100 feet nine seconds to impact. three seconds before impact there is a call for a go around. there is a second call for a go around at 1.5 seconds prior to impact. and this call is made by a different crew member. the chair woman suggests a bright light did not affect his ability to fly. >> the pilot state
.5 seconds prior to impact. this call is made by a different crew member. >> n.t.s.b. chairwoman suggests the bright light on approach record by the flying pilot did not affect his ability to fly. >> the pilot that saw the light stated he did not believe it affected his vision and he was able to see the cockpit instruments. >> the group studying the flight data recorder has now covered 220 and 1400 pieces of data and there is no sign with any problems with the plane itself. >> there is no behavior of the autopilot of the flight director and of the auto tlol based on the fdr data reviewed to date. >> there are still mountains of data and evidence to work through. what they have released and done so far is the tip of the iceberg. normally they take a minimum of a year to complete. >> however, this is a very significant event. there is a lot of interest in it. we want to make sure that we complete this investigation as expeditiously as possible. it will be a high priority for our agency and we look to get under that 12 month mark. >> the faa have done a variety have inspections over the last
. >> reporter: diane, good evening to you. we have learned from the ntsb after interviewing those pilots that not only was the pilot in training trying to land a 777 here in san francisco for the first time, the pilot who was training him was serving as an instructor for the first time. when that plane crash landed and the tail came off the back, two flight attendants were sucked out of the plane, ejected onto the runway. they survived it. we get a clearer view of what it's like to land a massive jet over the san francisco bay. tonight as the pilot in training is questioned by the ntsb a rare view from inside the cockpit of what it's like to land over the bay at san francisco's afrpt. seen in a video from youtube you can see through the cockpit window the ascend over the bay, much like the one we saw over the weekend when pilots are cleared for a visual approach. so many questions about flight 214. inside the cockpit the pilot in training sitting in the left seat, the captain training him on the right. we know that the pilot being trained had logged just 43 hours on the 777. he had flown
the pilot made a mistake. no comment. they just don't know right now. the chief of the ntsb is set to arrive around midnight. there lab jointed press conference in the morning with federal and local officials but we expected to learn much more. we asked about the two who passed away,ere they crew members or children or adults. they said they just don't know and couldn't answer those questions. amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news". >> cheryl: the plane burned for quite a while. it was about 45 minutes. crews used foam and water to put out flames to stop any flare-ups. passengers waded around the foam as they got off the plane. katie marzullo is live now from the international terminal where she spoke with some of the crash survivors tonight. katie? >> reporter: we have a video of a survivor. take a look shows up. it's not clear he was on on with her, but she did have an abrasion on her face and on her cheek she was wearing a hospital wristband. i was not able to interview her. she did not speak any english so i don't have an account. and we talked to a person from india. his arm was in sling. he said
are they telling you about the investigation? >> reporter: well, the ntsb go team is already on the scene and overnight in terrell morning hours in san francisco they were already going through the wreckage of flight 214. the good news, as john yang reported, they already recovered the flight data. the black boxes were critical. they were concerned whether they would survive the crash because they were in the tail of the plane, and they did. now they're going to be looking what exactly was on all of the flight data information, what does it say about the glide slope, the ride to ascent. what was going on insight the cockpit. what were the conversations between the pie let and co-pilot before the crash. if, in fact, this plane did come in far too low as it appears and slam its tail on the seawall barrier, a lot of questions why it would happen. was it because of pilots not paying attention? did they have bad da tarks faulty piece of electronics? were the engines working properly? this is already a critical question. the president of asiana says they were veteran pilots. the ntsb has not go
has crashed, killing all ten people aboard. the ntsb saying asiana flight 214 was traveling well below its target landing speed and that the plane's eerienced pilot was new to the 777. unrest in egypt continues pushing up the price of oil. late breaking detail of that. plus 19 arizona firefighters remembered in a solemn ceremony. >>> d-day for american espionage suspect edward snowden. and 40 people still missing from a highly explosive train derailment. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, july 8th. >>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. as investigators work to find the cause of saturday's deadly plane crash in san francisco, this morning there is word it's happened again. this time in alaska. officials say all ten people on board were killed when the small plane went down sunday and burst into flames. the single engine plane crashed just after takeoff around 11:00 a.m. local time. no word yet on a cause but it's the second small plane crash in alaska since june 28th. in a state where air traffic is very common. the team from the national
preliminary findings pointing to pilot error? >> what i will tell you is the ntsb conducts varied investigations. we will not reach a determination of probable cause in the first few days we're on an accident scene. we want to make sure we gather all the evidence and facts early in the investigation. >> asia na airlines admits the pilot was in training. although he was an experienced pilot, this was his first time landing a boeing 777 at sfo. he had only 43 hours flight time on this type of plane. newest photos released today show investigators at the crash site examing the debris field. close attention was paid to the tail section that broke apart. other investigators were examining the landing gear sitting on the run way. just some of the evidence needed to zero in on a cause. >> federal investigators still need to interview the crew and the safety inspectors will be joining the investigation. kpix 5. >> a new photo shows two teen victims together and smiling. 16-year-old wang lin jio and ye meng yuan. they are looking into a possibility an emergency vehicle rushing to the scene
to share her video. the ntsb encouraging anyone who submit them because they can be a useful part of the investigation. we're live in burlingame abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> first responders being praised for quick thinking and action on saturday today some shared their experiences. 268 firefighters and police officers rushed to the runway. firefighters ran into the plane up evacuation chutes, police joined them as they ran into that smoky plane. >> i just knew people were trapped in there and need help. you can see here is just dark smoke. >> i thought it's a tough guy. i can hold my breath. we saw a dark plume of smoke coming at us. >> well, the fire chief confirmed they're investigating whether an emergency vehicle ran over one two of the teenager who's died from that crash. and so far they can't tell. >> there has been information to suggest one fire apparatus may have come into contact with one two of the victims pronounced dead at the scene. a sure you we're working with national transportation safety board as they conduct their investigation. >> and chief white announced dr
everybody out. that was a mistake. >> ann, thank you. >>> ntsb investigators are working to zero in on the cause of the disaster. a major focus is on the speed of the sweat liner as it approached the airport. kpix 5's len ramirez has more with the latest. len. >> reporter: elizabeth, investigators say it is rare that just one thing goes wrong in an air disaster like this, so they are looking at a possible combination of factors, including the big question, what caused the airplane to slow to a near stall when it was supposed to land. >> this crew wases have -- vesterred in for a straight in final visual approach. >> the head of the national transportation safety board said so far all indication esiason point to what should have been a routine landing. information shows that at 1600 feet elevation pilots disengage the auto pilot to land by hand. that was 82 seconds before impact. at 1400 feet the plane's air speed was 170 or about 105 miles an hour p. by 125 feet elevation the recorder shows air speed was down to 112 knot or 130 miles an hour and pilots started moving the throttle
inn where the ntsb chairman will brief us this morning. we will hear from her during the newscast. the new details have been released by investigators including what the pilots were thinking in the final approach. investigators say the pilots thought the automatic controls were maintaining the proper airspeed and investigators previously said the plane was coming in too slow. just revealed this is the first time the two pilots had flown together and the instructors first time to teach. the other pilot was in training to fly this type of plane. there is speculation that cultural differences may have played a role. airline expert tells us that airlines have been working on assertiveness for decades. >> they teach people, crew members, regardless of rank or hours of experience, to be assertive and say "i don't think that is right," and not be afraid to say that because it does no good to defer someone if they fly you into the side of a mountain. >> landing at sfo on a similar day should look like on a saturday morning it was clear. this was little wind. the authorities say it is goin
on the latest. amy? >> this is where the ntsb released the information they gather from the runway and the chairman believes her investigation has already had an impact on air travel. some are not so sure. >> ntsb investigators climbed on board the plane today. they continued the search for the cause of saturday's crash. the chairman said when she goes inside the airport she is hearing the investigation is already having an impact. >> i have been approached at the airport by flight crews, flight attendants. i know it makes them think twice when they are coming in here about safety. >> the world's largest pilot union has criticized her for releasing too much information too soon. the latest information from investigators is that the pilots thought their automatic controls, which are similar to a car's cruise control, were monitoring their speed. >> what we identify post crash is that the auto throttles were armed and available if use. that does not mean they are active. >> the pilots union worry that information like this will cause people to jump to conclusions about the cause of t
from the aircraft. the ntsb says the pilots did get eight hours of sleep prior to the flight. we also learned that at 4,000 feet, the pilots were too high on their final approach. but then at 500 feet, the pilots realized they were too low. at that point, they had 34 seconds prior to the crash to adjust their flight path. we have team coverage tonight but we begin with a story you'll see only on 2. we talked to the coroner face- to-face about the deadly crash. >> reporter: the coroner told me, with such a large event, there's an incredible amount of evidence to go through, everything from interviews with all the first responders to aerial footage. all of it will help him figure out if this 16-year-old girl from china was in fact hit by a fire truck and if that's what killed her. moments after asiana flight 214 went down at sfo, san francisco firefighters rushed in to rescue passengers. but in the chaos of saturday's crash, authorities say it's possible 16-year-old ye mengyuan was run over by a large aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle. >> we have to have a better understanding of wha
picked up and lowered on to a truck much all of it will be going back to the ntsb's labs in washington, d.c. for further inspection. the today we learned more about the plight of the flight attendents when the crash happened. when the tail section separated from the rest of the plane, 3 of the 4 flight attendants were ejected from the plane. they are still in the hospital and have not been interviewed. others said that as the plane skidded to rest off the run way, 2 of the evacuation slides inflated inside the plane on the right hand i'd, pinning two of them seated at the exit doors. both needed help getting out from underneath the slide and one had a broken leg. they asked to evacuate the passengers and the pilot said no. >> the lead, cabin manager made an announcement over the pa for people to stay in their seats and not evacuate. then the lead atendant saw fire and they asked again, and this time the answer was yes. the pilots are in the front of the airplane, they do not have a good sense of what is going on behind them. they need to get that information from the flight attendants, we
to the ntsb's labs in washington, d.c. for further inspection. the today we learned more about the plight of the flight attendents when the crash happened. when the tail section separated from the rest of the plane, 3 of the 4 flight attendants were ejected from the plane. they are still in the hospital and have not been interviewed. others said that as the plane skidded to rest off the run way, 2 of the evacuation slides inflated inside the plane on the right hand i'd, pinning two of them seated at the exit doors. both needed help getting out from underneath the slide and one had a broken leg. they asked to evacuate the passengers and the pilot said no. >> the lead, cabin manager made an announcement over the pa for people to stay in their seats and not evacuate. then the lead atendant saw fire and they asked again, and this time the answer was yes. the pilots are in the front of the airplane, they do not have a good sense of what is going on behind them. they need to get that information from the flight attendants, we will be looking into the issue. hindsight is 20/20. >> the runway wil
on the asiana crash. we are hearing from the flight attendants. the ntsb is offering critical new details about what happened after the plane hit the run way including problems with the emergency slide and the delay in the evacuation. cheryl hurd continues with the latest. it was emotional watching the flight attendants this afternoon. >> reporter: asiana airline passengers starting to leave san francisco. we saw that first-hand when we saw six flight attendants. six crew members making a brief appearance today late this afternoon. one of them was lee. she spoke through an interpreter on behalf of all of her colleagues. lee is being credited with with saving lives. she is the first person to speak to passengers when the plane crash landed on saturday. she was the last one to leave the burning plane. she rescuedy+r a lot of peoplen carrying some on her back. she was very emotional today and didn't know she suffered a broken tail bone until she was examined at the hospital. >> i hope for all the families who have suffered losses to recover as quickly as possible and they are all in my prayers. >
. and we have just been told by ntsb they hope to release the runway tonight. although it's going to take some time to clear all the debris from the runway. we also learned this afternoon as you mentioned, first the pilots did not order that an evacuation would be ordered. it took 90 seconds before they would begin evacuates. because at first they did not realize how bad the crash was. 12 flight attendants on board flight 214. rescuers credit their quick action with helping to save 307 lives. >> as the evacuation went on, the fire did continue and the flight attendants and flight crew were involved in trying to fight the fire on the inside. >> reporter: three flight attendants were ejected from the rear of the plane on impact. one sustained massive head injuries, the other a broken leg. a first officer in a 747 waiting to take off on the same runway after flight 214 landed described the crash and then two survivors stumbling but moving. i saw one survivor stand up, walk a few feet, then appear to squat down. the other appeared to be a woman and was walking and then fell off to her side an
on the tarmac at s-f-o. the n-t-s-b investigation into the crash. continues to focus on how and why the airliner was traveling too slow. and too low for a proper landing. kron 4's dan kerman has details on what was said briefing. the ntsb says that apply to 14 was coming in below its target speed when it crashed on saturday. >> the voice recorder suggest the pilots were not aware of this problem until it was too late. >> there was no mention of speed until about nine seconds before impact which was too late. >> this is video of the wreckage. taken from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. the crash of flight 214 left debrie scattered along a half mile stretch of runway this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. you can see debrie on thursday afternoon. take google earth the crash also damaged the runway itself. when the plane's landing gear and tail section struck the ground it left a gouge in the seawall and scattered rocks and boulders along the runway. but as you can see from this helicopter shot.. as of thursday evening, most of the rocks have been removed from
safety board arrived, they tweeted out this picture of the ntsb chairman and the examiner in charge examining the plane. they have the black boxes and are on their way back to washington for analysis. this morning in korea, the ceo of asiana airlines he would a news conference saying he does not believe it was mechanical failure, although he refused to blame the pilots all who were highly trained. >> we have team coverage. and start with cecilia vega in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. we know that 61 american citizens were on board the flight, and 30 of the passengers were children. investigators are calling this a crash-landing. witnesses who saw the whole thing say it's a miracle so many survived. the nightmare happened in the final seconds of a ten and a half hour flight from seoul, south korea to san francisco. a devastating crash landing that killed two and injured nearly 200. 2227 a.m., flight 214 was on the final approach when witnesses say it hit the ground hard, tail first, feet from the runway, scattering debris before coming to rest
miguel. >>> we'll get to the ntsb chairman in just a moment. but i want to bring in richard quest. i know you've been looking at the flight tracking data and you've learned more about the speed and altitude of the plane just before the crash. what do you know? >> reporter: if we look at the profile of the descent that miguel was just talking about there, what we're now learning is we know how, we don't know why. this plane was descending a mile or two out when it should have been much shallower, it was still depending at 900 to 1,000 feet per minute. way, way more steeply than one would have expected. the speed was bleeding ofg extremely fast. it's down to 125, it goes down as low as 109 at one particular point. we know that it was too steep and too slow. if it you look at the data, like at the last minute, you do actually see the power going back on again as he tries to take the plane back up again. but we don't know why. we know, for instance, that the san francisco airport on the evening, the instrument landing system was inoperable for runway 28 left. but we know that the navigation l
recovered. the ntsb tweeted out these photos of the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recovereder. investigators hope that will give the critical clue or two to explain what happened before the plane hit. here's what we know right now. two 16-year-old girls were killed in that crash. they are chinese nationals. officials say their bodies were found on the runway. all 305 other people on that flight survived, but some remain in critical condition. the faa said this afternoon that some flights destined for san francisco could be delayed up to nine hours. miguel marquez joins us live right now from the airport. so give us the latest on the press conference that is likely to happen and what are passengers doing at the airport right now. >> reporter: there are haveare g lines at the airport. we're starting to get back to normal. the press conference will now be later this afternoon. we expect them to give us an update on the black boxes and the information they are getting from them but exactly where the investigation is going. 11:34 a.m., passengers report pilot increased begin power
says there was not a problem with the engine. this morning, chairwoman of the ntsb said the human toll could have been worse. >> there was significant damage on the aircraft last night. when we went out, we went to take a look at it. inside the aircraft, there's significant structural damage. so we certainly -- when we see, that we are very thankful all that there weren't more facilities and serious judge injuries. >> pilots are able to enable a safe landing. >> we have team coverage. we begin with phil with the very latest in the news room. >> as we know, the cause of the accident is still under investigation. it appears that the airplane hit the run way with the tail. here's the story. >> 214. i have an emergency. vehicles are responding. we have everyone on their way. >> asiana airlines flight 214 crash landed. >> as you got to the run way, we heard a loud boom. before we knew it, plane had come to a stop about 50 yards down. i was lost in the sea of just black smoke and what looked like dust. >>reporter: the boeing 777 slammed into the run way just before noon saturday, breaking of
that before. we do have new video from the ntsb for you. the airline admits the pilot was in training for this type of plane. the pilot only had 43 hours flight time with the boeing 777. investigators also reveal the pilot struggled with the aircraft. almost stalled out in those seconds before the final minutes. about 7 seconds before the plane hit, the crew called for more speed. the plane was going dangerously slow and a second and a half before impact, a crew member called for a go around to avoid crashing. the ntsb still says it's too soon to point any fingers. >> the ntsb conducts very thorough investigations. we will not reach a determination of probable cause in the first few days we're on an accident scene. we want to make sure we gather all the evidence and the facts early in the investigation. >> reporter: now, as you mentioned earlier, south korea's government plans to inspect on all boeing 777 planes owned by both asiana and korean airlines. we are hoping for another update later this morning. we know there is a planned briefing at 11:00. reporting live, back to you in the
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